Liquid Telecom appoints group managing executive

06 May 2015 |


Liquid Telecom has today revealed the appointment of Willem Marais as group managing executive at the company.

Marais also takes on the role of chief executive of Liquid Telecom South Africa, and brings with him more than 20 years’ experience in the telecoms industry.

He will be responsible for Liquid Telecom’s global wholesale data business across the service provider market, alongside the company’s operations in South Africa.

Nic Rudnick, Liquid Telecom CEO, said: “Willem has a great track record of developing long-term customer partnerships and leading negotiations with large scale wholesale telecoms infrastructure transactions in Europe, Middle East and Africa, which makes him perfect for this important position within our company.”

Prior to joining Liquid Telecom, Marais served as chief commercial officer at SEACOM, as well as several senior positions at Siemens Group.

“I am pleased to join this dynamic and experienced team which is spearheading telecoms development across the continent,” Marais said.

“Liquid Telecom is a leading provider of core telecoms fibre infrastructure in Africa and provides a vital service in the enablement of internet, data and transactional services that underpin economic growth in the African market.”